CBS Says Chelsea Handler Isn't Replacing Craig Ferguson (Yet)

Chelsea Handler, despite being mostly horrible, was a frequently named potential replacement for David Letterman. But with Stephen Colbert quickly securing that gig, Handler (and others) will have to shoot for the slot currently occupied by Craig Ferguson. Her interest in The Late Late Show is unknown, but she's certainly winking at our speculation.

Yesterday, Handler posted the above photo to Instagram with the caption "Business meeting" (plus some shit about her dog). It doesn't take a magnifying glass to see that Handler's thumb juuuuust so happens to be revealing a CBS logo on a thick packet of paper.

The obvious implication is that Handler was at CBS to discuss taking over for Ferguson, but a spokesperson for the network says that she was there on other business. The full statement comes via Vulture:

"There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network's 12:30 late night broadcast. Her meeting with CBS yesterday was a general meeting with our syndication [division.]"

Handler has landed a show on a major network once before: Are You There, Chelsea?, which she executive produced, was cancelled by NBC after a single season.

[via Vulture]